Destination Overview
Destination: Los Roques
Country: Venezuela
Saltwater: Blue water, Flats wading, Inshore fishing
Capacity: 10 per week
Season: Year-Round
Specialties: Wading
Species: Barracuda, Bonefish, Horse Eye Jack, Jack Crevalle, Permit, Tarpon, Wahoo

Los Roques

Technically referred to as an archipelago, Los Roques is an unspoiled atoll located approximately 100 miles from the Venezuelan coast. It is characterized by extremely clear waters, magnificent coral beds, diverse and varied flats, sandy beaches and hundreds of smaller mangrove cays. Some flats are coral, some are soft marl covered with turtle grass and sea weed. However most flats are firm, clean white, or golden in colour and easy to navigate. You will also be fishing extensive sand and beach flats, channels, cuts, coral shallows, and mangroves, mostly on foot.

Veteran Los Roques guide Chris Yrazabal personally manages the fishing operation. Chris will do everything in his power to ensure the best fishing opportunities during your stay. Thanks to its location (only 12 degrees north of the equator), the area is relatively unaffected by cold fronts and hurricanes. These factors make Los Roques one of the most consistent bonefishing locations in the world. Los Roques offers outstanding numbers of bonefish with a very solid average size of 3-4 pounds. Fish over 5 pounds are caught more frequently than fish under 2 pounds, and good numbers of fish in the 7-10 pound range are present. Although bonefish are the main attraction in Los Roques, tarpon from 10 to 100 pounds are frequently landed. They can often be seen rolling in the channels and occasionally on the deeper flats. Permit are seen occasionally, and should be thought of as a bonus. Other available species at Los Roques include barracuda, snook, cero mackerel, bonito and a variety of snappers and hard fighting jacks. We have now added an offshore option to this program as well for those looking for Marlin and sailfish along with other offshore species.

Accommodation in Los Roques is at Acuarela Posada, a deluxe lodge on El Gran Roque with 12 comfortable rooms and an ample lounge area. All rooms are air-conditioned. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water. Meals at Los Roques are prepared especially for anglers, and the attention and service is top quality. Even though activities other than fishing are somewhat limited at Los Roques, anglers or their companion will enjoy the beautiful solitary beaches of crystal clear waters and white sand with fascinating birding, and beautiful flora and fauna. It is an excellent place to relax and rest, or revive and revitalize yourself. Los Roques is famous for its wonderful scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing and sea kayaking opportunities. You may also visit the sea-turtle research centre. All of these activities can be arranged at the request of guests, as they are excellent choices for non-fishing companions.
Client Comments:
Just wanted to say thank you for organising our trip to Los Roques, it was truly fantastic, great posada, great food, great guides. Chris was superb and really tried hard to keep us all happy and to listen to our wishes. G.B - UK

Travel Tips:
Venezuela is 4 1/2 hours behind GMT and flying time from London is approximately 9 hours plus transfer time.

There are no direct flights from the UK but there are many indirect flights leaving from London Heathrow. The most populr routes are either with Air France via Paris or Lufthansa via Frankfurt.

Visa's are not required for British passport holders.


Please contact Aardvark McLeod with any questions or for booking information.